That’s what’s left after the burning; after the ashes thin..when taste goes from sweet to bittering...
When you are on the final edge, there’s no need for anyone to push..
You breathe deep and pull cinders into your lungs, feel the pinhole burns,
Laugh as they sink into your heart, way past charred, past almost caring,
Yet your humble eyes retain still, the perfect, reflectionless stare.
All around you cinders fall, no chance to stop the burning,
Cuz it’s too late, done happened-that.
You never caught small sparks growing into incandescent flame.
Feel the burn, raging pyre of lost desires, faintest echoes of friendship’s rushing past
and everything turning to Cinders...
Parched betrayals, unseen smouldering, a backdraft of emotions,
While you innocently tried the door.
Somewhere inside of you, the power that preserves cries out,
Unsilenced, unbidden, cold power to oppose the dryness of the heat
& all around you, fall
Proof to the LieBetween the listening & the Silence,
The Storming & the Quiet,
The Living & the Dying,
The Laughing & the Crying,
I feel You-Check your glance.
I take a chance to try:
One more Proof to the Lie,
Another heart staked by your eyes,
Embers die & do not rise,
All the Love you deny; & I ask why,
Do I need more Proof to the Lie...
A Raven...There is no Cure for me, and I cannot retain,
this Dark-eyed bird I see, my addiction won’t abstain,
Raven’s wing and claw, She perpetually alights,
Goes down to Deeps in me, reveals Her hidden might,
All Lies and twists of truth, no Reckoning refrains,
You make all unreal, your Illusion still contains,
Deceit at every turn, Why must I court your frown?
Every path I seek, takes me further Down...
I cannot explain Pain's contact, a strange relief,
You have held my hand, but not seen underneath,
Chances are in vain, winged Demoness of Night,
Perilous to explain, heedless of my Sight,
Echoes in your laughs, Retribution in your wake,
What is it within you, that all you do is Take?
Views that I extend, to give a Darkening stare,
I look for your Heart, and there is nothing there...
Except a Raven's wings and her steely claws,
Rending as she flies, breaking all Love's laws...